PS4 Deals and Prices

 

If you're looking for PS4 Deals, this site compares hundreds of PS4 deals from top UK retailers. We provide live prices and stock updates to bring you the best prices on PS4 consoles and bundles.

Our top PS4 deals

In the table below you will see our hand picked PS4 deals highlighted in pink. These deals are updated daily and represent the best value PS4 deals in the UK.

Sortorder
Price
PS4 deals
Show me:
Retailer
Description
Price
Order Here
busy
PS4 Console
£349.99
+ Free delivery
PS4 Console
£349.99
+ Free delivery

About the PlayStation 4 console

PlayStation 4 Hardware, a new approach

In designing the PS3, Sony spent over $1bn on R & D developing their own cell processor. As a result the console when it went on sale in 2007 was very expensive. So expensive in fact that initially Sony made a loss on every box that they sold. This time around Sony have taken an easier route and built the PS4 from off the shelf PC components. It has a very fast AMD x86 processor, 8GB of RAM, a semi-custom AMD Radeon GPU and a 500GB hard drive. From a hardware perspective it looks very much like a PC.

It's no surprise that Sony have taken some flak over this design decision. Critics have said that the PS4 is nothing more than a top spec PC, a platform that is usually outdated in 6 months time. Sony in their defence have stated that the PS4 is not just a piece of hardware. When you buy a PS4 you're buying into the whole 'tailored eco system' with its own original titles and unique online services.

Companion devices

Much like Microsoft Smartglass, the PS4 can also interact with mobile devices like tablets and smartphones using the application simply named PlayStation App. However unlike Microsoft Sony have the PlayStation Vita handheld games machine. Having the Vita as a companion device is a far more useful proposition. If the developer so wished, the PS Vita can be used to play full PS4 games remotely.

The PS4 plays nicely with both iOS and Android devices. The integration is non as good as with the Vita, but these mobile devices can be used to watch other gamer's live feeds, view in game maps and purchase games that are automatically downloaded to your console. Microsoft have some way to to catch the PlayStation App with Smartglass.

PS4, a Social console

Sony's latest games console as well as being more powerful than its predecessor, is a much more social machine. The whole PS4 experience is akin to a gaming social media channel.

Practically this means that you can now watch your friends whilst they're playing games, not just recordings. You can even interact with them whilst they're playing, offering tips and advice. Control freaks will love this one, you can now take control of your friends console remotely to help them through a tricky game section. With their permission of course.

The PS4 controller features a SHARE button. The SHARE button makes sharing screenshots and video clips very simple. Media can be uploaded to Facebook and Twitter in seconds.

Naturally the PS4 makes use of a Cloud service. The Sony Cloud is provided by a Sony owned company Gakai. Gakai provide digital downloads and streamed content to the PS4.

Core Hardware and OS

  • CPU: AMD x86 CPU, 2 x Quad core, semi custom @ 1.6GHz
  • OS: Orbis OS, based on FreeBSD 9
  • RAM: 8GB GDDR5 - 176GB/s
  • GPU: AMD Radeon Graphics, semi custom - 1.84 TFLOP/s
  • HDD: 500GB of Disk Storage user upgradeable
  • PSU: 250 internal

Connectivity

  • HDMI In/Out
  • Video formats, 4k, 1080p, 1080i, 720p
  • Blu-Ray drive, DVD
  • Ethernet 10/100/1000
  • 802.11 b/g/n Wireless
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • USB 3.0

Controllers

  • DualShock 4 controller - maximum of 4
  • PlayStation Move
  • PlayStation Camera
  • PlayStation Vita
  • PlayStation App - for Android & iOS devices
footer icon